|Office of the Dean, MNT 3.360
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78207
United StatesMain Phone: 210-458-3010
Web site: http://www.utsa.edu/architecture/
|Dr. Vincent B. Canizaro, Chair, Department of Architecture
The School of Architecture is one of the smallest academic units at The University of Texas at Austin. Our undergraduate student body exemplifies the diverse constitution of the communities we strive to serve. In support of unique perspectives and experiences, all applications are reviewed with an understanding that excellence may manifest itself in many areas and may be expressed in different forms, such as compelling essays, strong academic preparation, extracurricular activities, excellent test scores, life experiences as well as other accomplishments.
More information about the application process and associated educational costs is available from the Office of Admissions.
Applications for freshman admission are available online at www.applytexas.org. The School of Architecture is unable to accommodate all qualified applicants and preference is given to candidates considered to have best demonstrated the interest, aptitude, and dedication to pursue a design education. All applications are evaluated with emphasis on the following areas: SAT or ACT scores, class rank, essays, academic preparation, extracurricular activities, and other achievements. Portfolios are not accepted from freshman applicants.
For more information on freshman admission, please read the Prospective Freshman FAQ.
External Transfer Admission
Applications for external transfer admission are available online atwww.applytexas.org. Transfer applicants from architecture and interior design programs in other universities will be evaluated with emphasis given to excellence in design (portfolio required), academic preparation, essays, and other achievements. Course credit and placement in studio sequence is determined upon acceptance. External transfer admission is offered to a few qualified applicants each year.
For more information on external transfer admission, please read the External Transfer Student FAQ.
Internal Transfer Admission
To request a major change, enrolled University of Texas at Austin students applying for internal transfer must have a minimum of 24 in-resident UT Austin credit hours (completed by the end of a spring semester) and a minimum UT grade point average of 3.25. Emphasis is given to strong performance in university courses, especially courses relevant to the degree program to which the applicant is applying. Meeting these requirements is no guarantee for admission.
For more information on internal transfer admission, please read the Internal Transfer Student FAQ.
International undergraduate applicants should contact the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) for application information.
THE ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN MAJOR CODE
Please be sure to use the correct major code on applications. Students wishing to pursue an undergraduate architecture or interior design degree program must be formally admitted to the School of Architecture with one of the following major codes:
Students who intend to pursue the dual degree in Architecture and Plan II Honors must apply to both programs. Please contact the Plan II Honors Program Office in the College of Liberal Arts for further information regarding the separate and early application to the Plan II Honors Program: 512-471-1442 .
CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
Although credit by examination is not offered for architecture courses, it is possible to receive credit by examination for other courses required for architecture and interior design degrees, such as english literature, calculus, physics, american history, government, and certain electives. Detailed information about the UT-Austin testing program is available from the Center for Teaching and Learning.
The SAT Math Level I or II exam is no longer used to establish appropriate mathematics placement. Students who have not earned credit for calculus through AP or dual credit will be required to take the ALEKS assessment exam. In addition, please note that M 305G – Pre-Calculus is no longer the prerequisite for M 408C – Differential and Integral Calculus or M 408K – Differential Calculus. More information on the ALEKS test is available atcns.utexas.edu/academics/placement/math-assessment.
TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE (FORMERLY TASP)
The TSI examination is a state-mandated program designed to improve student success in college. Please contact the TSI office at the University for more information about exemption or waivers at 512-471-8277 .
Applicants who miss the deadline or whose academic record makes them ineligible for admission to the School of Architecture have at least three alternatives for pursuing an architecture degree:
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